Holding Up a Mirror to the ELAR Comprehension TEKS: Growth and Potential in the Texas Revision Cycle
Keywords:2017 ELAR TEKS, Comprehension, Texas Standards, Comprehension Strategies
This article will analyzes the comprehension strand with attention given to the history and possible future of this collection of standards at the heart of the TEKS. This article also demonstrates the connection between the comprehension strand and research on teaching comprehension including the purpose of the consistent structure across grade levels. An analysis of the current standards in relation to research in the field indicates needs to increase the strategies that support disciplinary texts, a stronger connection between vocabulary and comprehension by including these together, and the inclusion of strategies that emphasize diverse connections to engaging texts.
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TAC Chapter 110. Texas essential knowledge and skills for English language arts and reading. Adopted 2017.
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